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Register for The International Conference of Physics Students

It is now possible to register for The International Conference of Physics Students which is the main event of IAPS. This year, it will take place 11-17 August in Malta and will offer a wide variety of  lectures, excursions, and social activities with fellow physics students from all across the world.

So far 140 have already registered and acceptances and rejections are expected to be send already on Monday 8 February so be sure to sign up during this week.

Register here.

Note that you can get you registration fee of 190 € plus an excursion refunded by participating in the jIAPS Article Contest until 31 March.

Extended deadline for IAPS subbie volunteering

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If you didn’t apply to volunteer in one of our subcommittees (subbies), you still have the chance as the deadline has been extended by a whole week and now ends on 17 January at 13:00 CET. If you are interested, just send an e-mail to the subbie of your interest and tell us what you want to do

Check the specifics of each committee here:

Specific calls for subbies 2015/2016

At the end of the year, all hardworking participants will receive a certificate for their work which you can attach to your CV.

In case you have additional questions, send them to ec (at) iaps.info, we will try to respond as quickly as we can.

IAPS subbies – why should you join one?

Volunteering and gathering experience in student associations is getting increasingly popular and useful to have on your CV whilst looking for your first job. You can be an enthusiastic beginner, a self-made pro looking to share knowledge or something in between. What is important: to have an open mind, good work ethics, the will to help and learning by doing.

Your Executive Committee wants to implement a lot of fun & useful new things in out network and needs your help. In accordance with the regulations (5.1.3), the EC decided form subcommittees on IT, PR, Member issues, Education & Outreach, Finances, External relations and their members will not have a vote in the EC.

If you are interested in working in these fields for IAPS, send in an email with your CV and motivational letter to appropriate address. List of emails and specific skills we are looking for can be found here:

Specific calls for subbies 2015/2016

The application process starts 23/12/2015 13:00 CET and ends 10/1/2016 13:00 CET, when EC will evaluate the applications. The procedure can be found here:

General information – procedure specifications.

At the end of the year, all hardworking participants will receive a certificate for their work which you can attach to your CV.

 

In case you have additional questions, send them to ec (at) iaps.info, we will try to respond as quickly as we can.

 

Lights of Tuscany

A group of motivated physics students joined together just before Christmas in order to spend some days in the beautiful area of Tuscany, Italy and learn more about light-related research and technologies.

The organisers from AISF did an amazing job in the creation of this new event! At the opening ceremony, a set of LIGHTalks gave an introduction into medical applications, quantum sensors, the research done at the University of Pisa and much more. We later visited the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS) near Florence, where researchers described to us their work on photonics, atomic and biophysics. On Saturday afternoon, we spent some hours at the University of Pisa Physics Department and then at The European Gravitational Observatory EGO-VIRGO. This enormous facility, with arms of a Michelson interferometer extending for several kilometers, aims at proving the existence of gravitational waves through the use of advanced laser technology. On Sunday, we spent a fantastic day in Florence, which is undoubtedly a unique and wonderful city!

We concluded the event with visits of the NEST and TeCIP institutes of the Scuola Normale and Scuola Sant’Anna of Pisa, where we were inspired by great work on nanotechnology and integrated photonics.

The event offered many possibilities to get in contact with researchers at the individual institutes as well as with students from around the world. With participants coming from 14 countries, the event was a true international one.

Many thanks to the organisers!

PLANCKS 2016 – registration opening

We are happy to announce that PLANCKS 2016 will be held in Bucharest, Romania, between 20 – 23 of May 2016!

Registration will be open from 16th November 2015 until 7th February 2016. Please check plancks.org  for more information.

Very important, we kindly ask you to contact us until 15th  November 2015 if your country plans  to organize preliminaries!

If you have any questions regarding PLANCKS,  don’t hesitate  to write to  OC2016@plancks.org or  plancks2016@gmail.com .

We cannot wait to meet all of you at PLANCKS 2016!

 

IYL School Day Grant

The IYL School Day is coming up. On 10. November students all over the world will learn more about light and light based technologies. Please motivate your members to participate. A template on how to contact schools can be found in the IAPS owncloud.

Help from IAPS is also available: To enable more events IAPS has issued a call for proposals to support events regarding the IYL School Day. The grant proposal can be found on the IAPS IYL School Day webpage.

Also, please feel free to contact us (iyl (at) iaps dot info) at any time, if you have any questions regarding the IYL School Day or grant.

Results of the IAPS AGM 2015

Dear members of IAPS,

We are sorry for the delay, but finally the minutes of this years Annual General Meeting which was held in August in Zagreb, Croatia are here now. With this we also want to thank James Kneller for being the secretary during the AGM 2015 and Thomas Kotzott for chairing the meeting.

As voted on at the meeting the IAPS regulations were updated.

The formulation of IMAP grant has been changed for the academic year 15/16, as discussed in the AGM.

Furthermore we would also like to introduce the Code of Conduct. Every IAPS member should act in accordance with the code, which should to be part of the terms and condition for every IAPS event, so please add them accordingly.

All relevant documents (Minutes, Code of conduct, IMAP, regulations update) can be found in the IAPS owncloud folder (IAPS_Member/AGM 2015/Results).

If you have any comments please send them to the EC.

Lights of Tuscany

IAPS and the Italian Association of Physics Students are happy to announce a new event for the end of this year!

Lights of Tuscany takes place at the end of the International Year of Light, with five days of full immersion on light-related themes! In December, 17-21 it will be possible to come to Pisa and visit research centres such as the physics facilities of the University of Pisa, the VIRGO (gravitational interferometer), the NEST (laboratory of nanoscience which strongly collaborates with the Scuola Normale Superiore), the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. We will also move to Florence to the European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS).

Banner of Lights of Tuscany

During the opening ceremony there will be a LIGHTtalk: profiles from academia, artists, journalists and entrepreneurs are going to discuss themes related to light, its interdisciplinarity and its importance for progress and development. Social activities and sightseeing are also included, with a Pisa by Night and an entire free day in Florence, with the optional possibility to visit the Uffizi Gallery.

All the activities will be held in English, and we expect 2/3 of the participants to be international. All members of IAPS can apply. Check here to see if you are a member.

Programme, registration form and more details are available on the official portal http://ai-sf.it/lot.

Registration closes 15 October and the participation fee is 110 €. There are around 40 places so be quick.